[Samba] Point and Print problem 2.2.7A and 2.2.8

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Apr 1 16:13:13 GMT 2003

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On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Arcady Chernyak wrote:

> I have detected significant performance slow down when I use PnP driver
> with versions 2.2.7A and 2.2.8. It happened with all kinds of Windows OS
> (exclude 9x) when user has administrative rights to Samba based
> printers. In Windows system event viewer I see that spooler retrieves
> printer driver files from Samba server to Window machine a lot of times.
> It happened each time when I try to update driver properties, change
> paper size or print .. Sometimes Windows's spooler retrieves driver
> files hundreds times and it take all CPU's and network resources.
> It newer happened before with SAMBA 2.2.2 we used. 

This is behavior by design.  The client determines that it's local cache
is out of date abd updates.  If you are using PCL drivers, you might want 
to swap to PS ones and limit admin access to the printers as much as 

cheers, jerry
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